Qatar Airways clarifies, water tanker hit their plane

Last Updated: Fri, Nov 02, 2018 14:58 hrs
FILE PHOTO: A Qatar Airlines Airbus A350 aircraft takes off in Colomiers near Toulouse

Qatar Airways has clarified that their plane, which was parked at Kolkata's Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose Airport, was hit by a water-servicing truck on Thursday.

Earlier, the officials had reported that the plane hit a water tanker during its arrival from Doha.

However, in an official statement, Qatar Airways specified that the aircraft was parked at its designated gate when a truck hit it

The statement read, "Qatar Airways flight QR 541, scheduled to fly from Kolkata to Doha on 1 November, was stationary and parked at its designated gate when a water servicing truck came into contact with the aircraft prior to boarding."

No passenger or crew member was injured in the incident. "All passengers and crew were accommodated in hotels and are being assisted to ensure smooth onward connections to their final destinations. We regret any inconvenience caused and are doing our best to have passengers on their way," the statement further added.

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